Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
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Do it DEEEP // Slow Blow

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Oi Sydney people! It's been a mad heatwave this week, so Slow Blow have decided to take a dip and take you DEEEP into the sea this Saturday the 5th of February to cool off. 

Come and submerse yourself in the depths of GOODGOD SMALL CLUB (out the back, innit babes), where we’ll be offering you the finest cuts of disco and what not - some real ‘shake your leg shit’ as we like to say...

Spinning on the sea shells will be:

SLOW BLOW: DJ Dream Catcher & DJ Jungle Snake



Welcoming the Mermaid Queen, DJ CRYSTAL BALLER of the fabulous I M // U R (yeah, that's me kids)

Expect to feel like you’re really in the water/Neptune’s palace or some shit...!



Names to for door list okaaaaayyy?

Hiya // RAFW 2010
The catwalk at the Overseas Passenger Terminal

photograph by me


Held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay (yes, it is actually where the big ships dock. Clichéd, but for a reason - it is an awesome view), it's Australian Fashion Week time in Sydney, and this season heralds the event's 15th birthday.


Being in the Southern Hemisphere and of a warm and sunny clime, dressing works a little differently to that of the Northern Hemispheric fashion capitals. And it's not so much a matter of being 'behind' those northern style meccas; it's more about how different weather patterns affect people's lifestyles - and even evolution - and subsequently of course, the way people dress.


In warm places, where one needs to wear less clothing, it's not only that it's much easier to make sartorial faux pas; but also that dressing with such little clothing requires the average fashionista much more skill in execution than it does when dressing for the cold.


So, from Rosemount Australian Fashion Week - henceforth referred to as RAFW - I'll be posting my favourite collections of this 15th anniversary season.


Fashion is Danger by Flight of the Conchords

Gratuitous Burger Post
This is all so amazing and I'm hungry...
The Superions and an Xmas joke
I missed Schneider during 2000...
MTV CK ONE Brazil // ft Sky Ferreira
HELLO... !!! IZ ANYONE HOME... ?!...
HIYA // Chad Valley
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HIYA // Chad Valley
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